World Report 2018, Armenia Events of 2017

Parliamentary elections, the first since the 2015 constitutional amendments moving the country from a presidential to a parliamentary system, failed to improve public confidence in the electoral system. The ruling Republican Party dominated the polls amid reports of irregularities. Authorities failed to bring to justice officials responsible for excessive use of force against protesters and […]


Two violation cases towards the journalists and four cases of different hindrance were recorded during the Yerevan Municipal Elections. Particularly, Sisak Gabrielyan, journalist of “Liberty” Radio Station was attacked and beaten at the Republican Party Headquarters located in Nar-Dos Street. Tatev Khachctryan, correspondent of “” news agency, was subjected to violence at School N 64 […]

RFE/RL Reporter Assaulted During Yerevan Vote

A correspondent for RFE/RL’s Armenian service ( covering Sunday’s municipal elections in Yerevan was assaulted by government loyalists after witnessing distribution of cash to voters outside a campaign office of the ruling Republican Party (HHK). The journalist, Sisak Gabrielian, saw a group of other citizens receiving money from another person shortly after they came out […]

Helsinki Association for Human Rights” NGO Announcement on Violations during Yerevan Avagani Elections

The Helsinki Association Defender NGO expresses its strong condemnation of violations taken place during the elections of Yerevan Avagani (Assembly of Aldermen) of May 17, 2017, particularly against Zaruhi Postanjyan, the NA Deputy,  a candidate for Yerevan Mayor, and her daughter Lilit Drampyan, as well as those taken place against journalists in polling stations and […]